Languages of Africa 2009

There are an estimated 2,000 languages spoken in Africa. The American linguist Joseph Greenberg argued that they fall into six major linguistic families:

* Afroasiatic stretches from North Africa to the Horn of Africa and Southwest Asia.
* Nilo-Saharan is centered on Sudan and Chad.
* Niger-Congo covers West, Central, and Southeast Africa.
* Khoe is concentrated in the deserts of Namibia and Botswana.
* Austronesian on Madagascar.
* Indo-European on the Southern tip of the continent.

Por Mapas Owje